COMMUNITY EVENTS

SINGLE N PARENTING PROGRAM AT EDINBURGH CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
THROUGH JUNE 11 -
The Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene, 716 S. Eisenhower, Edinburgh, will host Single N Parenting, a 13 week program every Wednesday through June 11th.  A free family supper at 5:45 PM with sessions starting at 6:30 PM.  Free child care will be available. 

 

55TH COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT AT DONNER PARK IN COLUMBUS
APRIL 19 -
The 55th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19th, at Donner Park in Columbus.  There will be age-designated areas for children 8 and younger, with the hunt starting at 10:00 AM.  Before the hunt, meet and get pictures with the Easter Bunny, and check out police and fire vehicles on display.  There will be thousands of brightly-colored plastic Easter eggs filled with candy and trinkets, plus special Easter gift baskets for youngsters.  The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored in part by the Wal-Mart Foundation, Columbus Parks and Recreation, and News/Talk 10-10 WCSI.  

 

SENIOR PROJECT TO BRING WILD THINGS TO DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
APRIL 19 -
Olivia Smith, a senior at Columbus East High School, will launch "The Wild Things Around Washington", a scavenger hunt running through May 5th, in downtown Columbus as part of her Senior Project.  The hunt includes 9 wild thing sculptures created by local elementary students that are hidden in the windows of businesses around Washington Street.  Clue sheets will be distributed on Saturday, April 19th, from Noon - 2:00 PM at The Commons Playground and also at Viewpoint Books through May 5th.  Families can win a prize basket filled with items from local businesses after finding all 9 sculptures.  Completed clue sheets must be returned to the ballot box at Viewpoint Books by May 5th.  For more information, call Olivia at 812-447-5805.

 

SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA CHRISTIAN MEN'S FELLOWSHIP AT GARDEN CITY CHURCH OF CHRIST
APRIL 22 -
The South Central Indiana Christian Men's Fellowship will have their April meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd, at 6:30 PM at the Garden City Church of Christ.  Dinner will be served followed by a brief meeting with guest speaker Charles Bowman talking about Focus Ahead Prison Ministries, a ministry to the inmates in correction facilities.  The Christian Cavaliers will present special music.  A free will offering will be accepted.  For more information, call David Wilson at 812-344-6041.

 

TREE GIVE AWAY ON ARBOR DAY IN COLUMBUS
APRIL 25 -
The Bartholomew County Soil & Water Conservation District, 1040 2nd Street, Columbus, will have their 3rd Annual Tree Give Away on Friday, April 25th, starting at 5:00 PM.  Approximately 1,500 trees will be available on a first come first serve basis with a limit of 5 trees person.  Species available include Redbud, Red Oak, Flowering Dogwood, Norway Spruce, and Walnut.  Kids can make their own pinecone bird feeders.  Also, you can make a donation of a new or gently used toy to the Columbus Firemen's Cheer Fund. 

 

J-C-C-T TO PRESENT "RABBIT HOLE" IN BROWNSTOWN
APRIL 25 & 26 AND MAY 2 & 3 -
The Jackson County Community Theatre will present the drama "Rabbit Hole" at the Royal Off-the-Square Theatre in Brownstown Fridays and Saturdays, April 25th & 26th and May 2nd & 3rd, at 7:30 PM each night.  Tickets may be purchased at Bevers Pharmacy in Seymour and Family Drug in Brownstown.  Out of county patrons may call Family Drug at 812-358-4502 to reserve seats.

 

SKATING WITH THE STARS COLUMBUS STYLE AT HAMILTON CENTER
APRIL 25 - 27 -
Hamilton Center in Columbus will host Skating with the Stars Columbus Style on Friday, April 25th - Sunday, April 27th.  Show times will be 7:00 PM on Friday, 3:00 and 7:00 PM on Saturday, and 2:00 PM on Sunday.  Advance tickets are $7.00 at Hamilton Center or from any show skater.  Tickets will be $8.00 at the door.  For more information, call 812-376-2686.

 

JOYS OF HOPE FOUNDATION MOTORCYCLE RIDE & SPRING FESTIVAL
APRIL 26 -
The Joys of Hope Foundation will have their Inaugural Motorcycle Ride & Spring Festival on Saturday, April 26th, at the East Columbus United Methodist Church, 2439 Indiana Ave., Columbus.  Proceeds will go to help families with childhood cancer and Down Syndrome.  The ride will start and end at the church, registration will be from 8:00 - 9:00 AM, the ride will begin at 9:15 AM and will return around Noon.  Cost is $30 per bike which includes a T-shirt and lunch. The festival will be from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM and will include face painting, a bounce house, vendor booths, food, a blood drive, Skateboarding Dog Kush Stevens, Magician Drew Wheeler, raffles.  Sign up for the ride online at www.signmeup.com/98909.  For more information, visit www.joysofhopefoundation.org.

 

RUN FOR THE IVY FUNDRAISER
APRIL 26 -
Ivy Tech Community College Columbus/Franklin present the "Run For The Ivy" 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, kids’ fun run, on Saturday, April 26th, beginning at 9:00 AM. The event takes place at the Ivy Tech campus on Central Avenue in Columbus. This event raises scholarship funds for Ivy Tech students in our community while promoting healthy activities for participants. For more details, click here.

 

POKER RUN AND FISH FRY AT LETTS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
APRIL 26 -
The Letts Community Volunteer Fire Department will have a Poker Run and Fish Fry on Saturday, April 26th, at the Fire House.  Sign up for the Poker Run will be from 9:00 - 10:00 AM and will begin at the fire house.  The route is 50 miles. Cost will be $20 per machine (A meal ticket & poker hand), $10 per extra rider (A meal ticket & poker hand), and $5 for extra poker hand.  Prizes will be awarded for the best and worst poker hands plus a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.  The Fish Fry will start serving at 11:00 AM.  For more information, call Matt Morrow at 812-614-1825.

 

CLASSIC CAR SHOW AT MAX & ERMA'S IN EDINBURGH
APRIL 26 -
The Max & Erma's Restaurant, 12105 Executive Dr., Edinburgh, will host a Classic Car Show in their parking lot on Saturday, April 26th, including the 2014 AmVets Harley Davidson Raffle.  Pre-register your 1980's and earlier cars for $20 ($25 day of show) which includes a $10 card to the restaurant.  Admission is free.  Live music on the patio and kids activities start at 11:00 AM.  Car show awards will be presented starting at 2:00 PM.  For more information, call 812-526-6250.   


SCIPIO FIREHOUSE FISH FRY
APRIL 26 -
The Scipio Firehouse will hold a Fish Fry on Saturday, April 26th, from Noon - 7:00 PM.

 

BUBBLES, BOUTIQUE, & BRUNCH AT HOTEL INDIGO IN COLUMBUS
APRIL 26 -
Treat those special women in your life to Bubbles, Boutique, & Brunch, an event for women, on Saturday, April 26th, at Hotel Indigo from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  Purchase advance tickets at Viewpoint Books in downtown Columbus.  Enjoy the opportunity to purchase from a selection of boutique-style items, plus a light brunch buffet with sparkling Mimosas.  Proceeds will benefit the GrannyConnection, an organization dedicated to providing support, advocacy, and funding to grandmothers in Africa, who are raising children orphaned by AIDS.

 

MARCH FOR BABIES IN COLUMBUS
APRIL 27 -
The March of Dime's March for Babies in Columbus will be on Sunday, April 27th, at 1:00 PM on the IUPUC campus near the Columbus Municipal Airport.  Registration starts at Noon to benefit the March of Dimes fight against premature births.  Sign up your team or for more information, go to marchforbabies.org. 

 

SPAGHETTI LUNCH FUNDRAISER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE IN NAPOLEON
APRIL 28 -
The Napoleon State Bank, St. John's Lutheran Church, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Chapter 30859 will sponsor their annual Spaghetti Lunch on Monday, April 28th, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church in Napoleon.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at any Napoleon State Bank location or call 812-852-4825.  Proceeds will go to the Ripley County Relay for Life.

 

KELLY MILLER CIRCUS AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY 4-H FAIRGROUNDS
MAY 2 -
The Columbus Lions Club and Bartholomew County Reserve Sheriff's Deputies will sponsor the Kelly Miller Circus, America's One Ring Wonder, on Friday, May 2nd, at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds with performances at 4:30 & 7:30 PM.  Tickets will be available at MainSource Bank Offices in Columbus, Hope, and Taylorsville; Kroger in Columbus on April 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26 and May 1 till 9:00 PM; or online at www.kellymillercircus.com.

DERBY BINGO AT MILL RACE CENTER 
MAY 3 -
Mill Race Center in Columbus invites you to Derby Bingo on Saturday, May 3rd.  Doors open at 2:00 PM with games starting at 3:00 PM.  You must be 21 to enter.  Play 20 games for $20.  You can win, including prizes from Vera Bradley and Longaberger.  There will be a Derby Quilt Raffle, a Derby Hat Contest, and a Derby Viewing Party from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.  Tickets on sale now.  For more information, go to millracecenter.org.

 

PORK IN THE PARK IN NORTH VERNON
MAY 3 -
The 1st annual "Pork In The Park" will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, at the North Vernon City Park. The BBQ competition is open to amateurs who have never participated in a professional BBQ competition. BBQ teams must register by April 18th to take advantage of the early big discount. The entry fee is $35. Deadline for registration is April 24th. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society's Jennings County Relay For Life. For more information, click here.

 

JACKSON CO. ANTIQUE FARM MACHINERY SHOW AT JACKSON CO. FAIRGROUNDS
MAY 8 - 10 -
The 5th Annual Jackson County Antique Farm Machinery Show will be on Friday, May 8th - Sunday, May 10th, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.  The show will feature Case Tractors and Equipment and Illinois-Built Engines plus the Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America.  There will be activities going on including vintage equipment and working displays, a pedal tractor pull, trading post, swap meet and flea markets, live music, tractor games, skillet toss, and an open cruise-in.  For more information, call 812-523-3246 or 812-523-3594.

 

LITERACY BLOOMS TEA AT IRWIN GARDENS 
MAY 10 -
Enjoy food, music, and children's activities during the Literacy Blooms Tea in the Historic Irwin Gardens on Saturday, May 10th.  Tickets are $15, and seating times are 1:00 and 2:30 PM.  Cost includes viewings of Irwin Gardens, tea, and a light lunch.  Proceeds will go to the Bartholomew County Book Buddies Program for 2nd & 3rd grade students.  For tickets or more information, call 376-4461.

 

SCHNECK'S SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS CENTER TO HOST FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
MAY 12 -
The decision to undergo surgery to control obesity should be considered very carefully and should only be chosen after all other options for weight control are exhausted.  To help in this decision, the Schneck Medical Center will host a free educational seminar on surgical weight loss options the second Monday of each month.  The next seminar will be on Monday, May 12th, at 6:00 PM, in the Schneck Auditorium, just inside the Visitor's Entrance at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.  For more information, call Cathy Hildebrand at 812-523-5879.
 

 

JENNINGS COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE
MAY 17 -
The Jennings County Relay For Life will be held on Saturday, May 17th, at Jennings County High School. The event begins at 9:00 AM. The Relay For Life movement features events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. To register your team or get more information, click here.

 

LITERACY FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
MAY 17 -
Central Middle School in Columbus invites you to the Literacy Festival on Saturday, May 17th, from Noon - 3:00 PM for free family fun.  There will be over 50 literacy activities, a book character costume contest, food, music, door prizes, photo ops, and free gently used books.  For more information, call Ginger Jordan at 376-4392.  

 

THE PHIL'S MAINE EVENT: LOBSTERFEST IN COLUMBUS
MAY 17 -
The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic invites you to The Phil's Maine Event: Lobsterfest on Saturday, May 17th, at the Heritage Fund Courtyard in Columbus.  This will be an authentic New England Clambake and Lobster Boil with live lobsters from Maine along with all the traditional fixings.  Happy Hour starts at 6:00 PM with dinner to follow.  Dress casually for this fun-filled evening.  Cost is $100 per person ($125 to be listed as a patron).  For more information, call the CIP at 812-376-2638 Ext. 113.

 

RELAY FOR LIFE OF COLUMBUS
MAY 30 -
The Relay For Life of Columbus will be held on Friday, May 30th, at the Columbus East High School track. The event begins at 6:00 PM. The Relay For Life movement features events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. To register your team or get more information, click here.

DSI GOLF CLASSIC AT OTTER CREEK GOLF COURSE
JUNE 4 -
The DSI Golf Classic will be on Wednesday, June 4th, at Otter Creek Golf Course.  Registration and lunch will be from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 PM.  Prizes will be awarded after golf.  Cost is $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome.  Proceeds will benefit children with disabilities in Southern Indiana.  For more information, visit dsiservices.org.

 

ED LEWIS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT SALT CREEK GOLF COURSE
JUNE 11 -
The annual Ed Lewis memorial Golf Tournament is set for Wednesday, June 11th at Salt Creek Golf Course in Nashville, IN. Shotgun start at 1pm. $85 per golfer. Registration includes green fees, golf cart and dinner buffet. $250 Hole-In-One cash prize on hole #17! Other prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County. The tournament is sponsored in part by 106.1 The River. To register or for more details, click here.

 

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